This weekend, I finally had the opportunity to do one of my favorite activities: shopping. Rather than playing it safe, I decided to go big and took to the Champs-Elysees for a few hours. I found it very interesting that while there were the major international brands that you would expect in an upscale shopping area like Louis Vuitton, Banana Republic or Cartier, most of the stores were European and such catered much more to this audience. Three hours and entirely too much money later, I ended the day with a trip to the top of the Arc de Triomphe to watch the sunset. Even after three weeks, I’m still learning more about the ins and outs of this enchanting city.